First Edition of The Alphabet of Grace; Warmly Inscribed by Frederick Buechner
The Alphabet of Grace.
Item Number: 16044
New York: Seabury Press, 1970.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Luette Eaton with gratitude + esteem Frederick Buechner 8 July 1977.” Near fine in very good dust jacket with brown spotting to the extremities.
Frederick Buechner's The Alphabet of Grace is a small but lyrical volume of essays that moves through a single day in three chapters. It is no particular day, and yet, as Buechner suggests, each day of life is an invitation to be truly alive. "Live a day of it and see," he writes. "Nobody claims that it will be entirely painless, but no matter. It is your birthday, and there are many presents to open. The world is to open."